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Florida Bishops urge Governor to spare life of Askari Muhammad

The Florida Catholic bishops urged Governor Rick Scott to spare the life of Askari Muhammad, who is scheduled for execution on January 7th. Catholic groups around the state planned observances.

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December Monthly Calls Us to Gospel Solidarity

A portion of the mural of the angel announcing Christ to the shepherds

In the December Monthly, Dr. Mikulich calls to mind the joy of living Gospel Solidarity

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JustSouth Monthly focuses on gratitude for immigrant workers

photograph of immigrant mother and child

The November JustSouth Monthly focused attention on the importance of gratitude to workers in our discussion of immigration reform.

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JSRI Launches JustSouth Monthly

In October JSRI converted its JustSouth Enews into the JustSouth Monthly, focusing on perspectives on faith doing justice. The monthly is distributed to all Loyola students, staff, and faculty and 1500 persons on the JSRI mailing list.

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New JustSouth Quarterly published

Photograph of hungry man begging

The Fall 2013 JustSouth Quarterly addresses the assault on the hungry, CST and hunger, and marching for racial justice.

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Lazarus and the Rich Men

Three new reflections on what Pope Benedict called one of the "three great parables" of Jesus.

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Katrina Homeowners speak out for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On August 29, 2013, the Jesuit Social Research Institute held a press conference to mark the eighth anniversary of Katrina Hurricane in which homeowners, assisted by immigrant workers in rebuilding after the storm, called for reform of the broken U.S. immigration system.

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Fr. Kammer reflection on Labor Day justice published in Washington Post

On September 2, 2013 the Washington Post published a reflection by Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ on the dignity and right to just wages for fast-food restaurant workers in the United States.

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Is there a moral duty to raise the minimum wage?

The July 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-newsletter examines the moral imperative of raising the minimum wage, the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and reasons to support the Senate's recent comprehensive immigration reform bill.

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Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill

On June 27, the Senate passed the S.744 immigration reform bill. Though the bill does offer a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., it also contains a number of negative amendments. The bill faces an uphill battle to gain approval in the House.

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